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Raheem Sterling Foundation Opens Knife Amnesty Bins In Brent

A charity set up by England footballer Raheem Sterling has unveiled knife amnesty bins across Brent.

The project is a partnership between the Raheem Sterling Foundation and Word 4 Weapons, a leading weapons surrender charity.

The bins provide a safe and anonymous place to dispose of knives and offer information on education, employment and social mobility opportunities.

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Raheem Sterling, originally from Jamaica, moved to Neasden at the age of five and attended the Copland School, now Ark Elvin Academy, in Wembley.

He launched his charitable foundation at his old school in November 2021.

Raheem Sterling launched his foundation at his former school in 2021 (Image: PA)

Seven bins featuring QR codes can be found in various locations including Denmark Road and Park Lane.

Scanning these QR codes directs users to a website offering support for those wanting to move away from knife crime.

The bins are the first of their kind in Brent.

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Raheem Sterling said: “I want this project to make a real difference to young people in Brent by guiding them to take positive actions and have better access to a powerful support network of opportunities.”

Councillor Harbi Farah, cabinet member for safer communities and public protection, said: “Every knife taken off our streets is potentially a life saved.

“If these bins help one person to change their behaviour, it will make our community safer.”